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Old 11-05-2021, 11:42 AM   #1
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Hi, I have a main topic in the depression sub forum as I in hospital being treated for treatment resistance depression. It has been agreed that I am to receive ECT and I have consented to this.

With that in mind, Iíve a niggling memory that ECT is a controversial treatment for those on the spectrum.

So my question is: do you know of further potential risks that I have not considered?

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I've wanted to get it and would. My only concern is the dangers of going under. otherwise I would tomorrow.
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Thatís a valid risk and I respect your nervousness with that. Through out my life Iíve had quite a number of physical operations needing general anaesthetic and from what Iíve learned, that in itself presents risk of death but itís rare if you are healthy other all. Iíve been told that the risk is even lower with ECT, which has been reassuring considering the repetitive procedure over a short period of time. Iíll be having my fourth session tomorrow and have not had adverse effects from the anaesthetic. The only strangeness of it is that normally youíd expect something tangible (as you would with a physical operation)... but one sec youíre asleep and then you wake up in another room assuming everything went ok but nothing to see.
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